Luciano Berio

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Luciano Berio
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Luciano Berio (October 24, 1925, Oneglia, Italy - May 27, 2003, Roma, Italy) was an Italian composer.

Berio studied with his father and grandfather, both organists and composers, and with Giorgio Federico Ghedini at the Milan Conservatory in the late 1940s. In 1950 he married the American singer Cathy Berberian, and the next year at Tanglewood he met Luigi Dallapiccola, who influenced his move towards and beyond 12-note serialism in such works as his Joyce cycle Chamber Music for voice and trio (1953). Further stimulus came from his meetings with Bruno Maderna, Henri Pousseur and Karlheinz Stockhausen in Basle in 1954, and he became a central member of the Darmstadt circle.

Berio directed an electronic music studio at the Milan station of Italian radio (1955-61), at the same time producing Sequenza I for flute (1958, the first of a cycle of solo explorations of performing gestures), Circles (1960, a loop of Cummings settings for voice, harp and percussion) and Epifanie (1961, an aleatory set of orchestral and vocal movements designed to show different kinds of vocal behaviour). These established his area of interest: with the means and archetypes of musical communication.

For most of the next decade he was in the USA, teaching and composing, his main works of this period including the Dante-esque Laborintus II for voices and orchestra (1965), the Sinfonia for similar resources (1969, with a central movement whirling quotations round Mahler and Beckett) and Opera (1970), a study of the decline of the genre and of Western bourgeois civilization. Two more operas, La vera storia (1982) and Un re in ascolto (1984), came out of his collaboration with Calvino. Other works include Coro (1976), a panoply of poster statements and refracted folksongs for chorus and orchestra, and numerous orchestral and chamber pieces.
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Luciano Berio Discography Tracks

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Luciano Berio - Serenata I / Sonatine / Cantéyodjayâ / Zeitmasze album art Luciano Berio - Pierre Boulez - Olivier Messiaen - Karlheinz Stockhausen Luciano Berio - Pierre Boulez - Olivier Messiaen - Karlheinz Stockhausen - Serenata I / Sonatine / Cantéyodjayâ / Zeitmasze (Album) Vega France 1958 Sell This Version
P 08509 L Luciano Berio - Allez Hop album art Luciano Berio Allez Hop(LP, Album) Philips P 08509 L Italy 1960 Sell This Version
Luciano Berio - Polifonica-Monodia-Ritmica  /  Serenata #2  /  Differences album art Luigi Nono / Bruno Maderna / Luciano Berio Luigi Nono / Bruno Maderna / Luciano Berio - Polifonica-Monodia-Ritmica / Serenata #2 / Differences Time Records (3) US 1961 Sell This Version
Luciano Berio - Circles / Frammento / Aria With Fontana Mix album art Luciano Berio - E. E. Cummings / Sylvano Bussotti / John Cage Luciano Berio - E. E. Cummings / Sylvano Bussotti / John Cage - Circles / Frammento / Aria With Fontana Mix (Album) Time Records (3), Time Records (3) US 1962 Sell This Version
Luciano Berio - Electronic Music III album art Luciano Berio / Jacob Druckman / Ilhan Mimaroglu Luciano Berio / Jacob Druckman / Ilhan Mimaroglu - Electronic Music III (Album) Turnabout, Turnabout US 1967 Sell This Version
Luciano Berio - Circles · Sequenza I, III, V album art Luciano Berio Circles · Sequenza I, III, V (Album) WERGO Germany 1967 Sell This Version
Luciano Berio - Orient-Occident / Momenti - Omaggio A Joyce / Continuo / Transition 1 album art Xénakis* / Berio* / Maderna* / Kagel* Xénakis* / Berio* / Maderna* / Kagel* - Orient-Occident / Momenti - Omaggio A Joyce / Continuo / Transition 1 (Comp) Philips France 1967 Sell This Version
Luciano Berio - Electronic Music album art John Cage, Luciano Berio, Ilhan Mimaroglu John Cage, Luciano Berio, Ilhan Mimaroglu - Electronic Music (Album) Turnabout, Turnabout US 1967 Sell This Version
Luciano Berio - The New Music, Volume 3 album art Nono*Fukushima*Berio*Lehmann* - Rome Symphony Orchestra* / Bruno Maderna Nono*Fukushima*Berio*Lehmann* - Rome Symphony Orchestra* / Bruno Maderna - The New Music, Volume 3 (Album, Comp) RCA Victrola US 1968 Sell This Version
Luciano Berio - Tempi Concertati / D'Un Opéra De Voyage / Offrandes album art Varèse* / Berio* / Jolas* - Orchestre Du Domaine Musical, Gilbert Amy Varèse* / Berio* / Jolas* - Orchestre Du Domaine Musical, Gilbert Amy - Tempi Concertati / D'Un Opéra De Voyage / Offrandes Disques Adès France 1968 Sell This Version
LS 86047 Luciano Berio - Images Fantastiques (Electronic Experimental Music) album art Berio* / Maderna* / Ferrari* / Xenakis* / Dufrène* - Baronnet* Berio* / Maderna* / Ferrari* / Xenakis* / Dufrène* - Baronnet* - Images Fantastiques (Electronic Experimental Music)(LP, Album, RE) Limelight LS 86047 US 1968 Sell This Version
Luciano Berio - The Female Prisoner (La Prisonnière) album art Leonard Bernstein, Pierre Boulez, Luciano Berio Leonard Bernstein, Pierre Boulez, Luciano Berio - The Female Prisoner (La Prisonnière) (Album) Columbia Masterworks US 1969 Sell This Version
Luciano Berio - Le Piano Moderne album art Berio*, Boulez*, Krenek*, Dallapiccola*, Stockhausen* - David Burge Berio*, Boulez*, Krenek*, Dallapiccola*, Stockhausen* - David Burge - Le Piano Moderne (Album) CBS UK 1969 Sell This Version
Luciano Berio - Laborintus 2 Per Voci, Strumenti E Registrazione album art Luciano Berio - Musique Vivante* Luciano Berio - Musique Vivante* - Laborintus 2 Per Voci, Strumenti E Registrazione (Album) Arcophon Germany 1969 Sell This Version
Luciano Berio - Sinfonia / Visage album art Luciano Berio, The Swingle Singers*, The New York Philharmonic, Cathy Berberian Luciano Berio, The Swingle Singers*, The New York Philharmonic, Cathy Berberian - Sinfonia / Visage (Comp) CBS, CBS UK 1969 Sell This Version
Luciano Berio - Discours II / Sequenza V / Solo Für Melodie-Instrument Mit Rückkopplung / Consecuenza album art Vinko Globokar, Luciano Berio, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Carlos Roqué Alsina Vinko Globokar, Luciano Berio, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Carlos Roqué Alsina - Discours II / Sequenza V / Solo Für Melodie-Instrument Mit Rückkopplung / Consecuenza (Album) Deutsche Grammophon Germany 1969 Sell This Version
Luciano Berio - Sinfonia album art Berio* Sinfonia (Album) Columbia Masterworks France 1969 Sell This Version
n.5124-5125-5126-5127 Luciano Berio - RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana - Musiche di Berio Bussotti Dallapiccola Malipiero Petrassi album art Berio* - Bussotti* - Dallapiccola* - Malipiero* - Petrassi* Berio* - Bussotti* - Dallapiccola* - Malipiero* - Petrassi* - RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana - Musiche di Berio Bussotti Dallapiccola Malipiero Petrassi(2xLP, Promo) RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana n.5124-5125-5126-5127 Italy 1969 Sell This Version
Luciano Berio - Spielt Werke Für Soloflöte album art Bach*, Marais*, Debussy*, Honegger*, Ibert*, Varèse*, Berio*, Peter-Lukas Graf Bach*, Marais*, Debussy*, Honegger*, Ibert*, Varèse*, Berio*, Peter-Lukas Graf - Spielt Werke Für Soloflöte Claves Switzerland 1970 Sell This Version
Luciano Berio - Klavierstücke IX & XI / Cinque Variazioni / Sequenza IV album art Stockhausen* - Berio* - Marie-Françoise Bucquet Stockhausen* - Berio* - Marie-Françoise Bucquet - Klavierstücke IX & XI / Cinque Variazioni / Sequenza IV (Album) Philips Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
Luciano Berio - Différences / Sequenza III / Sequenza VII / Due Pezzi / Chamber Music album art Berio* - Cathy Berberian, Heinz Holliger - Members of the Juilliard Ensemble*, Luciano Berio Berio* - Cathy Berberian, Heinz Holliger - Members of the Juilliard Ensemble*, Luciano Berio - Différences / Sequenza III / Sequenza VII / Due Pezzi / Chamber Music (Album) Philips Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
none Nono* / Berio* / Stockhausen* Nono* / Berio* / Stockhausen* - Musica Oggi(3xLP + Box) Arcophon none Italy 1970 Sell This Version
MG 2231, 2531 065 Luciano Berio - Meister Ihres Instruments III: Aurèle Nicolet album art Mozart*, Debussy*, Ibert*, Berio*, Fukushima*, Bach*, Schubert* - Aurèle Nicolet Mozart*, Debussy*, Ibert*, Berio*, Fukushima*, Bach*, Schubert* - Aurèle Nicolet - Meister Ihres Instruments III: Aurèle Nicolet(LP) Deutsche Grammophon, Deutsche Grammophon MG 2231, 2531 065 Japan 1970 Sell This Version
Luciano Berio - Epifanie And Folk Songs album art Luciano Berio Epifanie And Folk Songs (Album) RCA Red Seal Italy 1971 Sell This Version
Luciano Berio - Sequenza VI / Chemins II / Chemins III album art Berio*, Walter Trampler Berio*, Walter Trampler - Sequenza VI / Chemins II / Chemins III (Album) RCA Red Seal US 1970 Sell This Version